The SJU-iCare Gatekeeper training program teaches participants to effectively recognize and respond to emotionally distressed individuals who may be at risk for suicide. In an interactive format attendees will learn:
- How to identify warning signs of severe emotional distress and suicide
- The myths about suicide that can impede an effective response
- How to skillfully engage a distressed person and ask about suicide
- How to persuade a person to seek help and refer to appropriate resources
Gatekeeper trainings typically run for 75 minutes. Interested participants can register for a scheduled training. Student groups that request a training will be contacted to set up a mutually convenient time & date. Trainers include SJU professional staff from Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Outreach and Support and Student Disability Services.